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PBS
Feb 23, 2013 12:30am PST
national dialogue about guns. pbs has dedicated much of this week's programming to exploring the alarming rise of gun violence around the country and especially to so-called rampage killings. yet in many urban communities, some right here in northern california, people live with pervasive gun violence on a daily basis. tonight, we devote our full program to the topic of gun violence here in the bay area. later we'll hear from a panel of experts. but first, a group of citizens fed up with the violence are pleading to be heard. their story was reported in collaboration with students from the uc berkeley graduate school of journalism. >> what do we want? >> peace! >> when do we want it? >> now! >> every saturday morning a group of oakland residents gathers at a site of a recent murder to protest gun violence in their city. >> stop the violence! stop the violence! do something! >> they call themselves s.a.v.e., an acronym for soldiers against violence everywhere. >> we are soldiers. we're out here in the rain, cold, doing what we do. >> s.a.v.e. was started in 2010 by the pastor at oakland's
PBS
Feb 2, 2013 12:30am PST
on the books, but until now, it's in effect in just nevada county. spencer michels of the pbs "newshour" reports. >> i wanted the world to know what a wonderful, incredible person she was. >> reporter: for more than a decade, nick and amanda wilcox have been advocating timely treatment and early intervention for the severely mentally ill. in the hopes they won't become violent. 12 years ago, their 19-year-old daughter, laura wilcox, a college sophomore, was murdered while she was working over christmas break in a mental health clinic in nevada county, california. >> at about 11:30, a client at the clinic came in and shot laura four times at pointblank range through the glass. >> what we know now after the fact is that he had late onset paranoid schizophrenia. >> reporter: laura's murderer, scott thorpe, killed two others then went home and took a nap. he was eventually sentenced to a locked mental hospital for life. >> we felt that laura's death was a result of a failed mental health system. >> we wanted to help prevent people from being so mentally ill that they would commit a violent
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